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TEHRAN.- A new chapter has opened for Iranian artists enjoying a boom in sales and interest from major international auction houses such as Christie's despite a global economic malaise and sanctions hitting Iran. Works by Iranian painters have been sel...
HELVOIRT.- A change in luxury spending habits caused by the recession has helped the international art and antiques market weather the global economic storm, reveals a new report commissioned by The European Fine Art Foundation which organises The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) to be held in the Dutch city of Maastricht in the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre) from 12-21 March 2010. The report The International Art Market 2007-2009, Trends in the Art Trade during Global Recession has been prepared by Dr Clare McAndrew, a cultural economist specialising in the fine and decorative art market and founder of Arts Economics. The price of the report is 15 and can be ordered at www.tefaf.com (click on shop). Wealthy buyers have been switching away from expensive cars, yachts and jets in favour of assets with long-term tangible value such as art and
WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents Robert Adanto's The Rising Tide, a New Documentary on Chinese Contemporary Art. In his beautiful debut film, Robert Adanto explores the work of some of China's most talented emerging video artists and photographers and their personal responses to the country's rise as a global economic, political and cultural force. This is a unique opportunity to see this elegant and thoughtful film, introduced by the director.